BRISTOL HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY
 


Welcome to the BH&PS web site. 
We also have a Facebook page so please don't forget to "Like" us at
BRISTOL HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY. 

Our collections and library are open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:15 to 5 p.m.
and by special appointment.
Free to members and $2 for non-members.
Bring your out-of-town guests for a tour.
Books on Bristol history, historic maps, prints and other items are available for sale
in our Museum Corner Gift Shop during open hours.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Society members will receive direct mailings of upcoming events and this site will provide updates as they occur.  To become a member, stop by the Society at 48 Court Street, Bristol, RI, on Wednesdays and Fridays or click on the membership page to your left.


MARCH 2015 IS GENEALOGY MONTH AT BH&PS!!
March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4


The BH&PS is very excited about offering a 5-week genealogy program at the Society to be held on Saturdays from 9 to 12 noon.  
$20 for all 5 sessions
(details below)

Please register as there is limited seating!
We also want to be sure we have enough handout packets for all sessions.

Reserve your space by sending an email to:  info@bhps.necoxmail.com
and pay at the door of the first session.
OR:
Reserve your space by sending a check for $20 made out to BHPS Genealogy
and mail to BHPS Genealogy, PO Box 356, Bristol, RI  02809

Please be sure to include your name, email address and telephone number AND your level of genealogical research:  Beginners and advanced researchers are all welcome!

All sessions to be held at Society Headquarters, 48 Court Street, Bristol, RI,
with plenty of parking in Town parking lot across the street.  
Internet access available for laptop connection.


March 7, 14 and 21:  Genealogy 101
for beginners and also for more advanced researchers
Instructor:  Lynda Rego
Powerpoint presentation and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.


March 28: Bristol 101
  for all who are doing research in Bristol and/or who want to know about the available genealogical resources in Town - at the Society,
at the Town Hall Vaults, at Rogers Free Library and
at Roger Williams University
Instructor:  Rei Battcher


April 4: Brick Wall Session 
with various experts available.  
Bring your laptops and your "brick walls"  to the Society for one on one assistance.
Experts:  Lynda Rego and Rei Battcher and others will be on hand to guide you.


The BH&PS will also be forming a "Genealogy Club" to meet regularly at the Society and to do group visits to various genealogical conferences, libraries and resources throughout New England.  
Sign-up sheets will be at all sessions
 or please email info@bhps.necoxmail.com
to be notified when more information is available.






OPEN HOURS  

Our collections and library are open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:15 to 5 p.m. and by special appointment. Free to members and $2 for non members. Bring your out-of-town guests for a tour. Books on Bristol history, historic maps, prints and other items are available for sale in our Museum Corner Gift Shop during open hours.



THURSDAY DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS

These downtown walking tours with Ray Battcher, the Society's Librarian and Curator, begin at 3 p.m. every Thursday at the Society (48 Court Street).  There are various topics ranging from "Hither and Yon" to "Backdoor Gossip" to "Russell Warren" and more.  Call the Society for the topic of the week.  Wander the streets of Bristol learning about its early settlers or architectural or business history.  Free to members and $5 for non members.  

.




Collections

Founded in 1936 to promote interest in historical research and preservation, to stimulate the study of the history of Southern New England, especially the Town of Bristol, to collect and preserve whatever pertains thereto, and to provide museum quarters for the exhibition of the same and a meeting space for our members.

Website Builder